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How to make the shortcut to the desktop in toolbar wider?

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    windows 8

    How to make the shortcut to the desktop in toolbar wider?


    How to make that shortcut to the desktop in the toolbar wider.


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    That hitarea is just way too small. (I know win+D does the same thing)
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Carsten,

    If you like, you could create a separate "Show Desktop" shortcut to use instead that can be pinned to the taskbar.

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    windows 8


    thank you.
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    You're most welcome.
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